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Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

Transparency of Energy Efficiency Scores in NYC Buildings

Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits New York City residents are largely unaware that energy benchmarking data on the city’s largest buildings is readily available online for public viewing. An update to an existing law may soon require these buildings to publish their energy efficiency scores in a more transparent manner, however. If the bill passes,

Energy-Efficient Buildings Strengthen Urban Resiliency

Designing Buildings to Protect Urban Residents Next City, May 11, 2016. Image credit: unsplash Improving energy efficiency in buildings could not only dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but could also reduce the energy burden on poor households, improve indoor and outdoor air quality, create green jobs, and save a lot of money, according to a new report by


NYSERDA Hosts Energy Management Conference

Lucy Neiman for Zondits, November 11, 2015. Image credit: geralt Join industry experts from across New York State for NYSERDA’s Continuous Energy Management Conference on November 12 in Albany, NY. Presentations will focus on practices such as Strategic Energy Management, Energy Master Planning, Tracking Your Energy Usage, and Funding Your Energy Projects. These sessions are designed

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NYC’s LL84 Ordinance Reduces Energy Usage by 5.7% in 4 Years

NY Buildings Reduce Energy Usage 5.7% Since Benchmarking Law Enacted Energy Manager Today, June 1, 2015. Image credit: melissamahon The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to


Kansas City Passes Benchmarking Law for Large Buildings

Kansas City, Missouri Resoundingly Passes a Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance for Large Buildings NRDC Switchboard, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash Kansas City, Missouri has just joined the prestigious collection of progressive American cities with a benchmarking and transparency ordinance for large existing buildings. Fittingly entitled the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, Kansas City’s city council voted12-1

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Urbanization, Efficiency, and New York City

Gita Subramony for Zondits, May 7, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave Discovery News recently posted a news item on a recent study that examined energy use across the world’s largest megacities. The study defined megacities as those with populations of 10 million or more. Though the article did not comment on the details of the study’s

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Opposition Voiced on Energy Benchmarking in Kansas City

Gita Subramony for Zondits, May 6, 2015. Image credit: calebdzahnd Kansas City mayor Sly James is sponsoring a city law that would require buildings over 100,000 square feet to conduct energy benchmarking. Initially, the rule will apply to city buildings, but it will eventually expand to other sectors. However, the proposed rule has its fair share


A Benchmarking Head-Scratcher: Is Older Better?

Patrick Hewlett for Zondits, March 31, 2015 New York City’s Local Law 87 reveals top performers and savings potential—and some surprises. Introduced in 2009, New York City’s Local Law 87 (LL87) requires that all residential, commercial, and municipal buildings exceeding 50,000 square feet undergo an energy audit and retro-commissioning study every 10 years. This legislation